Hotel Job Vacancies at Greetham Valley in Rutland

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Greetham Valley Hotel, Golf and Conference Centre currently has a job vacancy for a full time Head Housekeeper to lead a busy, established team.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the highest cleanliness standards, to include 35 bedrooms, 8 holiday lodges, cottage, all function and dining facilities and public areas.

Applicants will possess the following qualities:
Exceptional cleanliness standards
High Attention to detail
Ability to motivate and lead a team
Planning and organisational skills
Preparation and delivery of annual budgets

Previous experience in a similar role is required; working patterns will be flexible to include evenings and weekends. Interested applicants should apply in writing with full CV to:
Sharon Walpole, HR Manager, Greetham Valley, Wood Lane, Greetham, Oakham, Rutland LE15 7SN     tel: 01780 460444
Closing date 8th December 2014


Mixed Doubles Final results and more

IMG_0404 The delayed final of the Mixed Doubles took place on the Lakes course on a warm day with a slight breeze. The greens were very receptive after heavy rain during the morning. Ryan Tarrant and Jackie Friend, who have won it for the past couple of years, were trying for the hat trick, their opponents this year being Jim and Angela Wheeler. Jim and Angela had five shots to play with and knew that they would need them all if they were to beat this very tough pairing.

The first hole was halved but Ryan and Jackie went one up after Jackie holed a twenty foot putt for a birdie. Jim and Angela got it back to all square after five and after the front nine was completed they were two up. With their lead cut back to one after losing the tenth, they then got the grip firmly between their teeth and won the next three. Hole eleven was won with a chip in birdie from Angela, the next two were won with pars. Jim and Angela were in control with a lead of four up and  just five to play. Ryan and Jackie hit back by winning the fourteenth taking it back to three up, the next hole was a half to take it to dormy. Jim and Angela held on for a half on the sixteenth to seal a brilliant three and two win.

Jim said that they knew that they were in for a very hard game but he and Angela slotted in perfectly together and that really was the key to their win.
Liz Haughton
The unstoppable Liz Haughton won again at the weekend. Liz, off six, took part in the Gill Christie Trophy on the par 68 Valley course on Saturday. She got off to a very steady start with three pars followed by a birdie. All going to plan, then out of nowhere she had a double bogie on the par five fifth.

Liz has had a brilliant year by working hard and sticking to a game plan and did exactly that in the next three holes. She had a slight pause with a bogie on the par four ninth but quickly got back to business with a run of six more pars. Liz dropped a shot on the tough par three sixteenth but again bounced back with a double par finish. She ended the day with a three over gross 71 and a nett 65 to claim her ninth trophy for the year, she also won the lowest gross and was cut to five. Liz said that the year so far has been just great but she knows that it will be very tough next year off five.

Liz is also quite high up in the How Did I Do Titleist Order of Merit. There are three prizes, the best overall, the best male and the best female. Liz has already won a prize for being the top monthly points winner a couple of months ago, must wait until the end of October when the competition ends to see where she finishes. Liz said that she is looking forward to prize night when she and daughters Ellie and Izzie Haughton all collect trophies.

It was a double family celebration as daughter Ellie off twenty four took third place on countback from thirteen handicapper Sally Bowker with a nett 67. Sally was cut to twelve and Ellie went to twenty three.

The Limestone Trophy had to be cancelled after torrential rain, thunder and lightning made it impossible to continue when it was played in August. It was replayed on Sunday in totally different conditions more akin to April than October. Members with handicaps between scratch and eighteen were eligible to play. Even though it was deceptively warm and sunny, the wind still played its part, fooling some players and keeping scores down. Jon Herbert off eleven took no notice of anything and just concentrated on his game. Jon had a great start with two birdies and four pars. He then bogied the next five holes before hitting back with two more pars and another birdie. He had three more bogies in the next four holes but also had another birdie to compensate. Jon said that he felt positive right from the first tee shot and finished with a nett 65 to win the trophy. He went on to say that even when he had a little run of bogies he never stopped believing; he was cut to nine and will join his son Jason on prize night in November when they collect a trophy each.

Twelve handicapper Mark Mousley took second place with a nett 68 and was cut to eleven. Ian Bain was just the one shot behind and took third on countback from Bill Skinner. Ian was cut to eleven and Bill to sixteen.

Past Captains 2014Bob Beverley won the Bob Ford Past Captains’ Day at Greetham Valley on Friday with a brilliant score of 39 points. Captain Shaun Denholm said that it was a good day out and it was great to see Bob Ford looking fit and healthy after his recent ill health.

Vice Captain Fred Aspin will be running a Winter Order of Merit from the 22nd November, the week after the first round of the Winter League. This will alternate with the Winter League and the March Winter Medal. The list to register for the WOM is on the main noticeboard. This is a club competition and is open to all male members of all handicaps.

Job vacancies at Greetham Valley Hotel

jobs availableGreetham Valley Hotel, Golf and Conference Centre has a job vacancy for a Food and Beverage Assistant. This position provides direct support to the Food and Beverage Department in all aspects related to the day to day food and beverage operations in our bars and restaurants.

Working a minimum 30 hours per week, the successful candidate will display excellent product and service standards, as well as consistency of delivery and a high attention to detail.

You will also be required to work both on your own initiative and as part of a team.  Some experience preferred although not essential as full training will be given. Flexibility is essential as working hours will include weekends and evenings with shift patterns to suit the needs of the business.

All applications to Sharon Walpole, HR Manager,  by Wednesday 17 September 2014

Greetham Valley Hotel, Golf and Conference Centre, Wood Lane, Greetham, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 7SN

Greetham Valley golf members’ update 2 September

Emma Tipping Liz Haughton and Sophie BeardsallThe Greetham Valley Ladies’ Scratch Team,  who have won the Lincolnshire South League several times in the past few years, took on the Northern League winners Woodhall Spa in the county final at Spalding Golf Club over the weekend. The team of Emma Tipping, Sophie Beardsall and Liz Haughton represented a squad of Greetham Valley ladies who had all fought hard to win their Scratch League. The team, captained by Liz Haughton this year, had lost against a very strong Woodhall Spa team in last year’s final but they went into this year’s contest with a very positive attitude.

Liz drew the short straw and was up against a very in form India Clyburn, sister of Curtis Cup star and European professional golfer, Holly. India has just been picked to play for England at the end of September after becoming the first English lady golfer to win the Scottish Junior Ladies Open Strokeplay Championships early this year. Liz put up a great fight but was finally beaten by the Scottish and English Girls Open champion. Emma Tipping played Andree Burtt in the second game, Emma put up a very strong fight to take the match to the 17th only to lose it when Andree managed to drop in a long putt from the edge of the green for a four to take a second and decisive win for the Woodhall Spa team. Sophie Beardsall, playing in the third game, won a consolation point for Greetham Valley by beating past County Captain Cindy Ireland two and one, also on  the 17th.

A lot of Greetham Valley members turned up to support their team and all said that, win or lose, they were proud of them. Lady Captain Bev Dolman praised Liz Haughton for the great job that she has done as Scratch Team Captain this year. She went on to thank everybody who played in the various matches that got them to the final yet again. She also paid tribute to the caddies who had done a great job on the day and special thanks to those GV members who had made the trip to Spalding to support the team, it was most appreciated by Bev and the team.

The Ladies’ friendly team played a match at home against Kibworth ladies during the week. Apart from the sudden rain shower that drenched the last group out, the weather was kind to the rest. Greetham Valley won by three games to one.

Andy Bimpson, golfer and rock fan, missed the 19-28 Championships last week as it clashed with a long awaited visit to Holkham Hall to see Status Quo. However, he made up for it this week when he played in the Rabbits Trophy in the same handicap category. Andy said that his driving is usually quite steady but on Sunday, it suddenly went on holiday. He hit balls left and right but rarely into the middle of the fairway. He said that but for the eagle eyes of his playing partners, his game could have been on the rocks after the front nine. They always seemed to spot exactly where his ball landed. Thanks to this, a lot of scrambling and a round featuring just 32 putts, Andy, off twenty, managed to win the competition in style. He shot the lowest gross of 90 to close with a nett 70. Andy won the trophy but was also very happy to find that he had been cut and now has a handicap in the teens. Justin Perry took second place on countback from Alan Grummitt, they both scored a nett 73.

The Airshots Golf Society, which is made up of mainly Greetham Valley members, play their golf days out to raise funds for the local Air Ambulance Service. They played their latest round at Beedles Lake in Leicestershire last Saturday. Twenty one players took part and raised over £300 on the day for the Notts and Lincs Air Ambulance, taking the total so far this year to over £2400.

On the day, Michael Fish came first with 38 points, winning a four ball at Stapleford Park. Up and coming junior star Tom Haynes was second with 35 points and won a four ball at Beedles Lake. Davy Smith was third on countback with 32 points. Nearest the Pin winners were Michael Fish on the third and Mark Mousley on the thirteenth. The next outing of the Society is on September 20th at Thorpe Wood. If anybody would like to play to help this brilliant and friendly fundraising team, please contact organiser Colin Eversden on 07803 209343.

Greetham Valley’s First Team rounded off a very tough season with a brilliant four and a half to one and a half win at home against Gedney Hill to secure their place in division two for next year. With the team needing a win to be sure of safety, Adam Clegg, Ryan Tarrant, Pete Dickinson, Ray Gladwinfield, Neil Crees, Dave Pusch, Chris Steele, Darren Haughton, Alan Bennett, Nick Cunnington, Will Chamberlain and Richard Wilson all rose to the challenge on the day. Chris Steele, in his first year as Captain, thanked all of the squad members who have played for the team this year. He said that with several past key members going to pastures new, it could have made it very difficult for those remaining but the “new boys” gelled as a team right from the get go. He looks forward to continuing their good form at the start of the new league season next year.

Barry Shaw won the Seniors’ August stableford qualifier with a great score of 41 points in division one. Bernard Bell took second place with 38 and thespian Keith Heppenstall, currently featuring in the BBC series “The Village” on Sunday evenings, was third, scoring 37 points. Ian Kellham won division two with 38 points. Four players scored 37  and were separated on countback. Ken Upton took second and Seniors’ Captain Radley Wardhaugh was third. They pushed Frank Maguire and Graham Bowerman into fourth and fifth.

Which Lady member invited Captain of Vice Fred Aspin to break into her house last week after she lost her car keys? Fred had to scale a seven foot high gate with very sharp points on top, strategically placed to be very dangerous to a bloke trying to straddle it. When the Lady concerned took the clubs out of her bag and turned it upside down later, out popped her keys…

Golf club members update August 2014

Emma TippingThe Pat Holloway Trophy was played over two days during the week. The first game was midweek for Ladies who couldn’t play at the weekend and the second for the rest of the ladies section. County player Emma Tipping, off one played midweek and had a great game despite very cold and windy conditions. 

Emma started off with a birdie, she then dropped a shot on the par five second then really got into her stride. Two pars, a birdie on the difficult fourth hole then four more pars saw her one under par with loads of points for the front nine. She dropped just two more shots on the tenth and fourteenth but made up for them with a couple of brilliant birdies and five more pars to finish up with a great 38 points. Emma said that she didn’t feel as though she did anything out of the ordinary, her whole game just felt really solid and she enjoyed the golf as well as excellent company from her playing partners. She went on to say that she was thrilled to be down to scratch especially as it was achieved in far from ideal conditions. 

After the weekend round of the competition had taken place, Emma was confirmed as the winner of the trophy on countback from Captain Bev Dolman who took second and Rita Knapp in third. 

Peter McCall had a great round to win the Gents Midweek stableford on the Lakes course. Peter had 43 points to take the win and was cut to 23. Jon Herbert took second place with a score of 39 on countback from Keith Smith. 

Simon Chapman won the Hinch Cup for the best gross in the 19 -28 Handicap Club Championship on countback from second placed Phillip Carr. Both players shot a 95; Simon played very steadily throughout and was thrilled to have won. Third and fourth were also decided on countback – Chris Tapsell and Ray Pagett both recorded a gross 96. 

Ray Pagett won the nett competition for the Easson Cup with a great score of 74 on countback from Alan Grummitt. Simon Chapman took third ahead of Phillip Carr after they both shot a nett 75. Nineteen handicapper Marc Joyce shot a nett 64 but as he has only played in one qualifier this year, he was ineligible for a prize but did end up being cut to 16. 

Martin BoughtonThe Men’s section is running a Summer Order of Merit for the Martin Boughton Cup this year. Anyone entering an “open” competition (one that is open to all, such as monthly medals, Moore Stephens, Volvo but not 0-18, Limestone, or Rabbits) is automatically entered into the Order of Merit at no extra cost. Points are awarded on a descending scale and after nine qualifying rounds, Robert Bagworth leads the way with 140 points, followed by Kev Hingle who has 134. Club champion Graham Smith is in third place with 120. Richard Wilson stands in fourth place with 115 points just one ahead of Peter Key. With three more qualifying rounds to go, the competition is wide open and the chasing pack which includes Peter Ryan, Chris Howe, Ryan Tarrant, Joe Dalziel, Greyam Watts and Darren Haughton are all in with a chance of snatching the Cup. The final qualifying competition of the year is the October Medal and the winner will receive the Cup at Prize Night on Friday 14th November. 

After the great success of the Winter Order of Merit, Martin Boughton decided to sponsor a summer series to say thank you to all of the members who had supported him during his six year tenure as Club President. He said that he wanted to have a competition that was open to all male club members with a qualifying handicap at no extra cost. 

Greetham Valley’s First Team played away at Belton Woods knowing that a good result was needed. They had to draft in several players from the Second Team with the blessing of second team Captain Steve Anderson. The second team players played extremely well and helped the team to a creditable 3-3 away draw. With one game left in the season, a half in the last match at home to Gedney Hill will secure their position in the league for next year. In his first year in charge, Captain Chris Steele said that the energy and spirit inside the team is fantastic, they feel very upbeat going into their last match. 

The B Team had a great win at home against a strong Elton Furze team at the weekend,winning by five games to one. Captain Shaun Denholm and Ian Cunningham deserve a special mention -they and their playing partners Fraser and Adi  had teed off at 7am on the Lakes course that morning in the semi finals of the family doubles. Ian and Adi finally won the match on the 20th hole. Shaun and Ian had a quick cup of tea then both lined up to play in the B team match on the hilly Valley course. Needless to say, they were both very pleased to sit down to one of Greetham Valley’s famous carveries at the end of a very tough day! 


Dennis and LizLiz Haughton was presented with a Golf Buddy GPS by Club Secretary Dennis Millington. This was a prize awarded to the divisional leader in the Titleist Order of Merit up to June this year. Liz is still doing very well in it and could have more goodies yet to come her way before the end of the year.

The Seniors played host to Lingdale Golf Club last week and finished with a creditable 4-4 draw. A couple of days later in a match away at Park Hill they had another half. Captain Radley Wardhaugh said that it was a very strange match where the winners of each game either won big or lost big. 

Bank Holiday Monday was a virtual washout but the brave and the hardy still turned up to compete in the holiday “fun” competition. It all started off so well with most players going off in semi dry conditions, however, that was as good as it got. Thereafter, it became quite windy and rained hard for the whole round. The course stood up to it very well but everybody who played came in soaked and relieved to be finished. John Keer, Neil Chatterton and Dave Squires shot a fantastic 80 points to win the all male team prize.Darren Haughton, Bryan Birchill and Ellie Haughton won the mixed prize also with 80 points. Beryl Crosland, Liz Haughton and Izzy Haughton took the prize for the all Ladies team. Captains Shaun Denholm and Bev Dolman said that they were staggered that so many people turned up to play and thanked them for doing so in such horrible conditions.

Vitruvian triathlon at Rutland Water – hotel offer

Vitruvian triathlon Rutland WaterIf you are brave enough to compete in the incredibly tough Vitruvian Triathlon at Rutland Water on Saturday 30th August, we are more than pleased to offer you a huge discount on Greetham Valley Hotel accommodation for the night before!

Just £65 B&B, or £49 room only if a full English or continental breakfast really isn’t what you need first thing on the Saturday morning….

We are happy to extend this offer to triathletes’ family and friends too – everyone needs their support team!

Gallant James rescues a golf trolley in distress

James AblettA hundred golfers were asked “If you saw an electric trolley go into one of the many lakes at Greetham Valley Golf Club, would you jump in to get it out”? Only one said yes – and did so at the weekend! Greetham Valley member James Ablett and partners had just finished their round and witnessed a fully laden trolley shoot down the hill from the practice putting green and into one of the lakes on the 18th hole of the Lakes course.

The owner, a lady who was a visitor to Greetham Valley and her husband rushed down the hill in a panic. Without any hesitation, James jumped into the water to rescue it. When the lady’s putter was found to be missing, he went back in to retrieve that too!

The lady visitor was over the moon after getting her clubs and trolley back so quickly and praised James for his quick and selfless thinking. Even though a very soggy James had to endure a bit of leg pulling from his mates, they and other club members all agreed that he really is a top man. Club Captain Shaun Denholm praised James and said that what he did was well above and beyond the normal courtesy that the members always extend to the club’s visitors. Incidentally, whilst he was wading around neck high in the lakes, James’ own trolley suddenly developed a mind of its’ own and headed off for the lake – its’ progress was arrested by Bob Green, who was filming the whole episode.

James’ friends in the Airshots Golf Society, a charitable group who fundraise for the Air Ambulance Service,  presented James with the equipment required in case he ever felt the need to repeat his heroic performance!

The video of James’ soggy adventure, as captured by former Greetham Valley Captain Bob Green, is available to view here on YouTube, entitled Golf Trolley Rescue.

ELVIS Tribute Night at Greetham Valley

elvis logoSaturday 10th May
Tickets are now on sale for a fabulous ELVIS Tribute Night at Greetham Valley on Saturday 10th May.

We are delighted to be welcoming the incredible Paul Lillie, bringing ‘A Little Less Conversation’ to Rutland. Take a look at this YouTube link – then book your tickets quickly at Greetham Valley hotel reception!
Tickets are just £20pp to include two course dinner, live music and disco.

Arrive: 7.30pm   Carriages: midnight     Click here for the menu

Tel: Greetham Valley Reception (01780) 460444 to reserve tickets

April job vacancies at Greetham Valley Hotel


Part Time Customer Service Assistant
Reporting to the Front of House Manager, you will be responsible for meeting and greeting all guests to Greetham Valley, whether they are checking in to a hotel room, attending a function or arriving for a golf tee time. You will work a minimum of 16 hours per week but it must be recognised that days and hours worked will be as required to meet the needs of the business.

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Friendly and welcoming
  • Team player
  • Excellent telephone manner
  • Attention to detail
  • Computer literate

A knowledge of golf is desirable although not essential. You will have previous experience within a customer service environment.

Interested candidates should apply in writing to: Sharon Walpole, HR Manager
Greetham Valley Hotel, Wood Lane, Greetham, Oakham, Rutland LE15 7SN.
Tel: 01780 460444       Closing date 13 April 2014

conciergeNight Porter
Greetham Valley has a job vacancy for a Night Porter.  Working as part of a team of three night porters, exact shift patterns may vary from week to week subject to rostering arrangements and the needs of the business.

The successful candidate will:

  • ensure all areas throughout the building are tidy and maintained in good working order, ready for the next day’s activities
  • provide support to the food and beverage team for clear up when functions run into late evening or through to the early hours
  • set up tables and chairs for next day as required
  • set up for breakfast as required
  • provide after hours service to residents and golf break parties as required
  • patrol the buildings and grounds to assist with security
  • report any serious incidents or serious security risks immediately to the local police for action
  • provide check in and check out services in the Hotel as required
  • work on other duties through the night as may be reasonably requested to meet the needs of the business
  • report any maintenance issues for action

Interested candidates should apply in writing to: Sharon Walpole, HR Manager
Greetham Valley Hotel, Wood Lane, Greetham, Oakham, Rutland LE15 7SN.
Tel: 01780 460444       Closing date 18 April 2014


housekeeperPart Time Housekeeper
Reporting to the Head Housekeeper, the successful candidate will work a minimum of 16 hours per week.  Flexibility is essential as shifts will include weekdays and weekends on a rota basis.

You will support the Head Housekeeper in ensuring the finest attention to detail in relation to the daily cleanliness standards of the 35 bedrooms at GreethamValley, along with the Rutland Lodges, holiday cottage, lounge bar, restaurants, conference and function rooms and all public areas.

Interested in joining our busy, friendly team? Please apply in writing to:
Sharon Walpole, HR Manager
Greetham Valley Hotel, Wood Lane, Greetham, Oakham, Rutland LE15 7SN.
Tel: 01780 460444       Closing date 18 April 2014  


housekeeperTemporary Housekeepers
Greetham Valley has job vacancies for casual temporary housekeepers to work in the Housekeeping Department.  Hours will be flexible, as required to meet the needs of the business. Weekend work required.

You will support the Head Housekeeper in ensuring the finest attention to detail in relation to the daily cleanliness standards of the 35 bedrooms at Greetham Valley, as well as the Rutland Lodges, holiday cottage, lounge bar, restaurants, conference and function rooms and all public areas.

Interested in joining our busy, friendly team? Please apply in writing to:
Sharon Walpole, HR Manager
Greetham Valley Hotel, Wood Lane, Greetham, Oakham, Rutland LE15 7SN.
Tel: 01780 460444         Closing date 30 April 2014

Gardeners’ Question Time with Rutland Radio

Dig It‘Dig It’ LIVE! Gardeners’ Question Time with Rutland Radio. Monday 14th April, 7pm to 10pm. Recording starts at 7.30pm.

Hosted by Rob Persani, the guest speakers for this entertaining and informative evening are Barnsdale Garden’s Nick Hamilton, the very knowledgeable Adam Frost and the renowned John Shone.


Tickets to this event are FREE and available from Rutland Radio, tel: 01572 757868.